An album worth waiting for – 13 all original, intimate, yet highly polished Nu Jazz songs by a pioneering singer-songwriter. A landscape of soulful melody, bitter-sweet funk, dreamy harmony and dark, bluesey magic. Talented guest musicians contribute a range of hues, with treacle-toned flugelhorn, strings, flutes, latin percussion, and the artist herself on displaying an enjoyable command of guitar, piano and keyboards. Not to mention a shimmering, hypnotic vocal register that demands your attention. A joyful creation, wrought in the company of good friends, old and new – this is a classic Faye Patton recording to add to your collection.
”Smoke-fuelled and chameleon-like, tortured and released, Faye Patton exudes forgotten Jazz. Articulating and punctuating her vocal authority with her independent piano playing, this is a supreme effort of both freeform and choreographed musicianship…”
(Gareth Hayes – Rock n’ Reel magazine May/June 2012)
This unique recording consists of 11 new tracks which showcase the unique chemistry of piano and voice that is the hallmark Faye Patton sound at it’s rawest. Ranging from classic jazz balladry to finger-defying blues/gospel/boogie basslines, this is an entirely original collection. Recorded at Overtones, Holborn, London, the grand piano featured on this CD, is once again courtesy of Katia Labeque (virtuoso classical/jazz pianist recently featured in Madonnas film ‘I’m Going to Tell You A Secret’)
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Gothic Blues…A luminous collection of tales that prowl and growl with mysterious women and frustrated passions. Entirely live, acoustic voice/grand piano. An atmospheric selection of tunes which combine neatly crafted piano arrangements and rich, poetic lyrics. Scott Joplin meets the Brothers Grimm in an enchanted garden of finger-blistering blues/folk fusion and unrequited desire.
”Faye has managed to capture a wonderful unique essence of unpredictability on the tracks I’ve listened to, full of colour and vibrancy with musical and vocal arrangements well thought out, very much on the cutting edge, with accomplished piano playing I was privileged to be a part of! A definite MUST GO GET! GIRL YOU BAD!!” (Clive McKinley, Vanbrugh Hill Productions.)